How the FBI Tried to Ambush My Meeting and Arrest a Source

Jim Risen tells the story of when a trusted intermediary lawyer betrayed him and collaborated with the FBI to stop his reporting.


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The FBI Tried to Ambush My Source. Now I’m Telling the Whole Story.

James Risen

I’ve been reluctant to write what I know about the FBI’s scheme because the tale is so complicated that I’m still not sure I fully understand it.

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America Tolerates High Levels of Violence but Suppresses Photos of the Slaughter

Peter Maass

It’s time to publish graphic images of school shootings and other acts of violence. But change won’t come from that alone.

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How the FBI Tried to Ambush My Meeting and Arrest a Source

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Jim Risen tells the story of when a trusted intermediary lawyer betrayed him and collaborated with the FBI to stop his reporting.

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